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article Job seekers are increasingly using social media to connect with their employers, and social media is one of the major avenues they’re taking to do so.
But in the process, they’re also making a huge mistake.
In a survey of 5,000 job seekers conducted by job search platform Glassdoor, 62% said they’ve seen an increase in the number of job seekers they’d recommend to someone looking for a job.
A similar number said they have seen a decrease in the amount of jobseekers they’ve recommended to someone who’s looking for work.
The study is one that Glassdoor researchers have been tracking since 2014.
The survey is part of the company’s ongoing work to help job seekers get a better understanding of the job market and what it means to them.
While there are many ways that job seekers interact with employers, they tend to choose social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn as their primary channels of communication.
“We found that a lot of job candidates who are looking for employment are looking on social media,” said Dan M. Filippi, a Glassdoor director of data science and analytics.
“It’s a very valuable tool for job seekers to communicate with their peers.
We also found that it’s a great way to connect to prospective employers in the job search process, which is another reason why employers are using it to get an idea of the people they’re looking for.”
As job seekers search for work, they typically go to LinkedIn or Facebook, where they’ll often meet other job seekers and their employers.
Glassdoor’s data shows that a significant number of these interactions happen via social media.
Glasshouse surveyed job seekers across the country, looking for job openings at a range of job categories, including professional, technical, and support jobs.
The research revealed that job hunters who use social media for work are significantly more likely to recommend a job to their peers and to be recommended to their employers than those who don’t.
“A lot of times, people use social platforms to meet potential employers and get a job,” said Filippa.
“In fact, people who are actively looking for jobs tend to be using these platforms more.”
According to Glasshouse, the most common social media tool that job candidates use is LinkedIn, which was the top choice for job candidates when the survey was conducted in February 2018.
The study also found some surprising results: A significant number (28%) of job hunters use Facebook for business networking, while only 17% of job applicants use Twitter.
Facebook is not the only social media platform that candidates are using to connect.
Glassfounders findings also show that employers are actively searching for candidates who have similar interests and abilities to those that they want to hire.
“Social media is a huge tool for employers to find the best candidates for their needs, whether they’re job seekers, consultants, or other workers,” said David W. Mancuso, vice president of marketing and operations for Glasshouse.
“We’re working to get a more accurate picture of how people are using social networks and whether that’s an indicator of the quality of candidates that employers would want to use it to target.”
Glasshouse found that jobseekers who use Facebook are significantly less likely to be referred to an agent or recruiter, which may indicate that a prospective employer may not have an interest in recruiting them.
But while employers may be less likely than jobseekers to directly recommend job candidates to a potential employer, they are more likely than others to directly suggest potential candidates for an interview.
“Employers may be actively looking to get better candidates through social media, so when potential employers use social networking to reach out to job seekers via social platforms, they may be looking to recruit them for their company,” said Mancauso.
“They may also be actively searching out potential candidates with similar interests, abilities, and skills to their current job seeker.
These types of signals can help employers find the right candidate, and these findings may help them identify potential candidates in the future.”
Job seekers also report using LinkedIn more frequently than they do Facebook and Twitter.
However, Glasshouse found only a moderate increase in LinkedIn referrals for jobseekers.
The largest increase was from job seekers who were using Facebook more than once.
The report also found significant differences in referrals between job seekers using Facebook and those using Twitter.
For example, job seekers with the most Facebook referrals (10% of the sample) were the most likely to use Twitter (2% of all respondents).
While job seekers are looking to connect directly with employers through social platforms and using social networking sites, they also tend to go to other job sites.
The vast majority of job applications are submitted via LinkedIn and LinkedIn has become a primary platform for job postings, particularly for tech companies.
But there are also some sites that offer jobs that are similar to those offered by Glasshouse’s study.
Glasshouse is not alone in seeing this trend.
For the second year in a row,